More garden tips! Thought I'd share a few things I've learned along the way!
Even if you don't keep a garden, I think you'll find some value in #5 😊
1. Leave space to water - I like to leave at least 6 inches between plants, and along the outside edge of my boxes, so I can water without touching the leaves. Especially handy when I don't get to watering until later in the day 😬
2. Buy some starter plants - Even if, like me, you prefer to grow your own, buy some to supplement. Nursery plants will usually be further along, giving you some earlier veggies while waiting for yours to mature. This year, I even bought a few lettuce plants, and stuffed them into a pot...we've had fresh lettuce for a couple weeks, and now the lettuce we planted from seed is almost ready!
3. Let it grow - Not sure if it's wanted or a weed? Let it grow for a bit. Every year I find arugula, tomatoes, dill, and sunflowers that pop up from the year before. I usually just let it grow as it's typically at a different stage compared to what I planted.
Tip: If it has holes in it, it's likely worth keeping...the arugula always has flea beetle holes in it.
4. Plant onion 'sets' (small onions) instead of seeds - This was a game-changer for me! They sprout greens super quick, which I pick for green onions, then let the rest grow. Onions are super easy to store...I just keep mine in my pantry, nothing special at all, and they're still great. Just 1/2 space them, and use every other one when they're small for green onions.
5. Plant starter herbs in pots - This one is for everyone...even if you don't have a garden. I do this with Rosemary because it takes forever to grow, and it's sensitive to cold, so I can bring the pots in over the winter, or when night's are cold. Starter plants are usually around the same size and price as the little packs of cut herbs from the grocery store...buuuuut you can take as long as you want to use them up because you're keeping them alive in a pot...just snip what you want, when you want it 😉
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"I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase." - 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 KJV
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So much joy had in seeing the 'fruits of our labors' in such stunningly beautiful and delicate ways. Each day I run out eagerly with anticipation to see how much each plant has grown overnight! #tindygardens#growgardengrow